Latvian Ķelmēni bread feeds soldiers in Afghanistan

In July, the Latvian bakery "Ķelmēni" bread has travelled to the Latvian soldiers in Afghanistan who are carrying out their service duties, head of the bakery Rūta Mūrniece told newspaper Dzirkstele August 14. 

Mūrniece said that the National Armed Forces of Latvia had once asked to bake bread for soldiers who are away from home.

“It was originally with the idea that maybe we (Ķelmēni) sell bread to them, but we chose a different path - to support this kind of mission, to support our soldiers. This isn't the first time bread travels to the soldiers. It has traveled not only to Afghanistan for several years, but also to Ukraine, for example, and to other countries. A couple of times a year, our bread is delivered to soldiers. They order as much as they need. These are not large volumes, rather average. We support soldiers with strong bread - rye bread," said Mūrniece.

The National Armed Forces of Latvia organizes the arrival of the Ķelmēni bread to the soldiers. “They also choose the particular situation where it is most needed. We took the bread to Ādaži base, they take it on,” said Rūta Mūrniece.

The bakery "Ķelmēni", established in 1993, is one of the most renowned Latvian bread bakeries, famous for dark rye bread of a particular rye variety.

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